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  1. #11
    Wait around on friends. Have a yeungling. Call friends. Have another yuengling. Realize that I have no friends. Have another yuengling. Close one eye, drive to beach alone, find shower, cry. Yeap, that's virginia beach surfing in a nutshell.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Monmouth County
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    sleeping like absolute **** knowing pumping surf will be waiting in the morning. not eating a good breakfast before morning sessions.

    right leg, right arm, right boot, right glove all go on before the left

  3. #13
    Never, and I mean NEVER go in the water until I have taken a HORRIFIC DUMP! Pipe cleansing.
    Bad habit: Jack Daniels and eating greasy foods (Pizza, etc) after 10 pm the night before a DP.

  4. #14
    Bad habit: staying up too late every night when I'm not surfing, thus needing the aid of alcohol when I need to get to bed at a reasonable hour for morning sessions.

    My routine is... drink a muscle milk (protein drink) an hour before I surf. When I get to the spot, I'll take about 10 minutes to stretch, drink a red bull, eat an energy bar, and snap a couple pics.

  5. #15
    I like to throw on a favorite video from the collection and watch some of that while I have coffee and breakfast and get my gear all ready to go & I heartily agree that you must drop a deuce before leaving the house or you'll be cramping in the lineup.

    Getting older & need to start stretching before I get hurt (again)- I'd say my worst habit it staying out there too long and being late for stuff, not getting good rest or oversleeping has been a problem in the past.

    If I could give my past self some advice I'd have worn earplugs and a hood during the colder months at least and re-applied sunscreen.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Monmouth Beach, NJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronze Whaler View Post
    I heartily agree that you must drop a deuce before leaving the house or you'll be cramping in the lineup.
    Not to dwell on the grotesque... but you might appreciate this: Last fall I surfed with a guy one pre-dawn morning at a spot that's hard to access (and even harder to surf) and he failed to take care of business before we left. He actually got out, went up into the dunes, took off his 5 mil, and released the hounds before re-suiting up and paddling back out.

    When he pulled up next to me in the lineup he says, "THAT was a GOOD one!"

    I'm like, "Dude, no offense, but I don't need to hear about your latest, greatest dump."

    He says... "No, man... I mean your last wave!

    We both laughed. Was he really watching me surf while taking a dump? That's just wrong on so many levels.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Apr 27, 2012 at 02:55 PM.

  7. #17
    My ritual is listening to music on the way to my favorite spot, my bad habits are just being to stoked to take the time to strech or even really look at the conditions, plus i have really long sessions 10+ hours sometimes so i usually sleep through school but its totally worth it

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    151
    rituals: pack my gear, grab a bagel and a gatorade and eat/drink on the way, stretch for about 10 minutes while watching the lineup, paddle out.

    bad habits: not checking other spots, skipping/speeding up the stretching routine when I'm pressed for time, eating like crap and/or drinking heavily the night before,

  9. #19
    LOL LBcrew!

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Two Rivers Area, NJ
    Posts
    234
    Sounds like my cousin. He drove down to NJ from LI for the swell right after Christmas, 2009. While checking the surf, he announced his predicament, pulls a roll of TP out of his bag and proceeds to the dunes. I was floored. Even better, was the lady walking her dog getting an eyeful. I was disgusted and in awe at the same time.
    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    Not to dwell on the grotesque... but you might appreciate this: Last fall I surfed with a guy one pre-dawn morning at a spot that's hard to access (and even harder to surf) and he failed to take care of business before we left. He actually got out, went up into the dunes, took off his 5 mil, and released the hounds before re-suiting up and paddling back out.

    When he pulled up next to me in the lineup he says, "THAT was a GOOD one!"

    I'm like, "Dude, no offense, but I don't need to hear about your latest, greatest dump."

    He says... "No, man... I mean your last wave!

    We both laughed. Was he really watching me surf while taking a dump? That's just wrong on so many levels.